CARIBE CHINA red floral patterned dinner plate - Vintage RESTAURANT WARE china

China plate on display

China refers to dishes made of a certain kind of ceramic material. China includes; plates, bowls, etc.

China - the Mosaic

multiple shots of china on display in a cabinet

The dishware is called "China" because that is where Europeans initially found some of the best quality porcelain dishes.

Other terms are crockery or porcelain.

Some people collect china in sets or as individual due to their displayal of beauty on shelves and cabinets. Some people collect just certain pieces of china such as commemorative plates or tea sets.


China in a formal place setting



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